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Watch What I Can Do!

“Watch what I can do!”

Last summer, we featured Janie from our Xiao Xian foster care program in a piece called “The Face of Determination”. ¬†Some of you may remember that Janie wished she could walk and run like the other children and was determined to do so; in fact, I nicknamed her Miss Determination! She would push a stool around or walk by hanging onto the wall. Janie wanted nothing more than to walk like her friends, and she begged her foster mom to “fix” her legs.

Janie, who is now four years old, went to An Orphan’s Wish to have her legs straightened and strengthened. Thanks to the Trowers and the wonderful treatment she received in Guilin, Janie’s dream came true! But don’t take our word for it — you can see the Janie’s joy for yourself as she demonstrates her newfound independence.

“I did it! Did you see me walk?”
” Wait a minute….I have to make a phone call…”
” Is this Kirsten at Orphan’s Wish? Guess what…I can WALK!”

Thank you for making a dream come true!


Jodi Allion, the former Xiao Xian Foster Care Coordinator for Love Without Boundaries, is now the General Surgery Coordinator. She and her husband, Darryl, live in sunny FL with their four children: David (19), Michael (15), Leah (9, adopted from Anhui Province in 2006) and Alanna (7, adopted from Anhui Province in 2004).   Both of their daughters were waiting children.

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  • april says:

    Thank you so much for the update on Janie! I sponsored her at An Orphan’s Wish and have followed her here to LWB. How beautiful to see her walking and smiling! Thank you for all you do in China.